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DRISHYAM

● Get a fun Thank-you shoutout from our facebook page!

● Get a digital poster of the film.

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Ships: India only

Est: 31 Mar, 2019

DARSHANAM

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured as a supporter on our website.

● Get a specially made merchandise from the film.

*Cost of International shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

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DAANAM

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured in the credits of our film.

● Get a framed image of the film with a special thank-you message just for you.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

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Est: 31 Mar, 2019

YAGNAM

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your hands on a digital booklet which contains production sketches concept art, etc.
These will not be released anywhere else!

● Get a chance to meet the Director-Producer after the screening of the film.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

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SHRISHTI

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured in the credits as the Crowdfunding Producer.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

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Est: 31 Mar, 2019

ARPANAM

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured as our Associate Producer in all the online and offline promotions - including the standee at the premiere screening.

● Get a 'Art of Punyakoti' (specially made artwork) as a token of our appreciation.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

10 Claimed ( 10 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 31 Mar, 2019

GOPURAM

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured as our Co-Producer in all the online and offline promotions - including the standee at the premiere screening.

*Cost of International shipping and travel to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of shipment

3 Claimed ( 17 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 31 Mar, 2019

About the project

Punyakoti is the first crowdsourced attempt to make a full length 2D animated film in Sanskrit. It is an innovative experiment in Indian cinema. The story is based on a popular and beloved folksong from South India and the music for this movie is by the legendary music composer, Sri. Ilaiyaraaja.

Animators from across the world have come together to make this dream project possible. And several big names from the industry like Infosys Director Mohandas Pai, veteran actress Revathi Tamil, music maestro Ilaiyaraja, national award winning editor Manoj Kannath and renowned puppeteers Anupama & Vidyashankar Hoskere are associated with the project. 




What is the film about?


Punyakoti is a folksong prevalent in South India, about an honest cow. The plot is set in Karunadu and revolves around a cow that speaks the truth at all times. One day, Punyakoti is attacked by a tiger in the forest. However, she begs him to let her go feed her calf and promises to return. Punyakoti feeds her calf and as promised, returns to the tiger to be eaten. The tiger, moved by her courage and honesty, lets her go never to disturb any of the cows again!


Why the story of Punyakoti?

Punyakoti is based on an episode from the epic Mahabharata and prevalent as a folksong in South India about a truth speaking cow. The messages of leading a life of integrity against all odds and living in harmony with nature are very relevant for our times.



What is unique about this project?

The project is a coming together of a consortium of talented people from film, media and IT fields to bring home the greatness of the mother of all Indo-Germanic languages, Sanskrit.

We are fortunate to be supported by some of the best talents in the industry. Most of the team members in the core team have been pioneers of the Indian Animation Industry when it took shape 20 years back. 

Accomplished actor and director, Revathi is the voice of Punyakoti. Roger Narayan, the Hollywood actor has given the voice of Kaalinga, Punyakoti’s master. Prof. SR Leela, who lent her voice for Neena Gupta as Draupadi in GV Iyer’s Sanskrit classic, Bhagawad Gita will supervise the dubbing. Prof. Leela has over 40 years of experience in Sanskrit Drama and Literature and is an accomplished filmmaker herself. Anupama Hosakere and Vidyashakar Hosakere – who have been reviving traditional Puppetry and exponents of traditional storytelling in Sanskrit and folk traditions are also be supporting the project. The editor of the movie, Manoj Kannoth is a National Award winner. Music is by the doyen of Indian film music, maestro Sri. Ilaiyaraaja.



About the creator

Hello, I am Ravishankar, a multimedia expert with over 20 years of experience in making content for children. I am also presently employed with Infosys. I am doing a unique experiment in Indian cinema - the first crowdsourced and crowdfunded animated movie in Sanskrit, based on a beloved folksong called Punyakoti.

What motivated me to do a project like this? 

God has been kind to me and has given me everything. I want to use this life for a purpose more than just plain survival. I have chosen Punyakoti as a means of self-expression to tell the story of living in harmony with nature.



Is there a greater purpose this project aims to achieve? 

The movie brings home the message of living a life of integrity and living in harmony with nature in an entertaining fashion. I hope to take this universal message across the world throgh this effort.

Why crowdfunding?

We owe Punyakoti to the coming generation. Punyakoti will introduce the world's first context free language to our coming generation. Sanskrit develops cognitivism in kids. The message of speaking the truth and living in harmony with nature is more relevant now than ever.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 1000000 in Post Production

Rs. 1200000 in Studio Charges

Rs. 1000000 in Promotions

Rs. 450000 in Admin fees


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

Finding the right talent and likeminded people for this effort and tracking the entire project through the Internet is a challenge. I am making this movie while I am still pursuing a corporate career with Infosys. Me and my family have made great sacrifices in the last one year to bring this project to this stage. The team that is contributing to the project are accomplished professionals and are doing this out of passion. We are all self driven. Working as a team from different parts of the world without the motivations of money requires great commitment.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

In spite of many difficulties, I have been able to complete the animation and bring the project to post production. Many industry veterans have put their faith in me and have supported this project. The completion of Punyakoti is my lifetime dream as well.

Team

Ravi Shankar

Director

Girish AV

Animation Director

Sindhu SK

Head - Production

Gigi Mathews

Head - Communication


Reviews

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Sanjay Varma

19 September, 2018

All the best! Can't wait to see the movie!


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Priya Ganapathi

18 September, 2018

All the best for your initiative. I support the campaign and sanskrit as a language. Thanks and congrats to you. May the movie be a blockbuster and get very good visibility. On a side note, and am happy to see Revathy campaign this much for this project on twitter. I have not seen her this active in twitter for any other project. Kudos to all the team behind this. Regards Priya


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SHRUTHI BOPAIAH

18 September, 2018

Wish the project all the success with a rewarding outcome. Shruthi Bopaiah


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Anjaneyulu Durisheti

16 September, 2018

Wishing you success.


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Vinayak Gaonkar

11 September, 2018

It is a great initiative to grow love towards Sanskrit in kids, the seeds of future trees.


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siddharam

2 September, 2018

All the Best


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Mahadeva Iyer s

30 August, 2018

Great effort. all the best. Wish u many more success. Mahadevan


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Nishanth Mandava

25 August, 2018

All the best 🙏


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Sridhar Venkateswaran

17 August, 2018

Wish you all the best!!! Waiting to see your dream come true!!!


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dasgeetha20@gmail.com

15 August, 2018

All the best. A noble cause addressed in an innovative manner.


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Dharmambal Akhileswaran

13 August, 2018

Yah eva suptheshu jagrathi. Thank you for making an initiative based on our cultural roots and upholding the values


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Shusheela Rao

12 August, 2018

I am Impressed by your new project about punnyakoti', So i want to wish you good luck in this project.let me known if i can help you further, with regards, Susheela N Rao Bangalore, Retd;;professor , Wisconcin Univercity, USA


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Jyothi Nayak

9 August, 2018

All the best!


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Manjunatha Bhatta

9 August, 2018

All the best for Punyakoti


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Girisha

9 August, 2018

I wish all the best for the project, punyakoti.


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Divya Pratap

9 August, 2018

Proud of the effort you’ll are putting into this project. Can’t wait to see the results


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Girish Subramanya

9 August, 2018

All the best. I am from Bengaluru and I saw your article on Deccan Herald and found you had less support from Bengaluru. I hope you will get more. I will share with my friends and should see more support for your efforts. Girish


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Shantala Hegde

9 August, 2018

Wishing the team members all the success. This is a great initiative to bring out an animated movie in Samskrutha. Regards. Shantala Hegde.


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Chandan Yeshwanth

9 August, 2018

Good luck! Waiting to watch the movie


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Pranothybopaiah

6 August, 2018

Good luck Bopaiah &pranothy


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Ravindra Padiyar

5 August, 2018

Great initiative to digitise one of the finest stories (Punyakoti) I read as a child as well as popularise the mother of Indian languages (Sanskrit). Best of luck team!


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Vasanth Ramadurai

4 August, 2018

This contribution is to help Sanskrit and Indic values to flourish and be revived. I make this donation in the name of my lil niece P. Laya (Kodhai).


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Sanjay

2 August, 2018

wish you all good luck...


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N.R.Manjunath

1 August, 2018

Ravi, Wish you all the best for the Punyakoti movie


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Varun M

1 August, 2018

Ravi - Im from Infosys sanskrit group (meet you for couple of times in Ranga sir's classes). I wish a good luck for this project


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Krishna Mohan T R

27 July, 2018

Glad you are doing this! Best.


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Narayana Sarma

26 July, 2018

Here comes first fist of 'haviss' for the noble yajna. shubham bhavathu!! Samgachadhwam....


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vamsikumar K

25 July, 2018

I red about your Punyakoti in the " Swarajya" Magazine of this Month.As a sanksrit scholar I contributed one Samidha for your "Mahayagna". I wish u all the success for your Animation film. May Surabharati goddess give u Power to complete this Project. Thanking you


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Jobish

25 July, 2018

All the best Ravishankar


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Archana Ramegowda Abhinand

24 July, 2018

All the best Ravi! Looking forward to see your dream come true! God bless!


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Bipin Wadhwa

23 July, 2018

Ravi- all the best and looking forward to the release , Bipin


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Anandhy Venkatapathy

18 July, 2018

Hi Ravi, Best Wishes for a successful campaign | PunyaKoti will make it !! Anandhy


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Rajesh Mahadevan

18 July, 2018

Great work. Best of luck. Truth always Triumphs.


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Vasudha Venkatesha Murthy

12 July, 2018

Wishing the very best for Punyakoti and hoping to watch it soon.


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Bhanu

10 July, 2018

All the best.


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Vasanth Kamath

9 July, 2018

Great work, I want to contribute more in the coming days.


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Niraj Pandey

8 July, 2018

A great Initiative. You are protector of Dharma. Dharma will sltake you to the the path of Glory. धर्म एव हतो हन्ति धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः । तस्माद्धर्मो न हन्तव्यो मा नो धर्मो हतोऽवधीत् ।। जय श्री राम हर हर महादेव


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Rashmi Ganesh

8 July, 2018

All the very best Ravi &Team for the venture. Wish you a good luck. We are there with you. Thanks, Rashmi Ganesh


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Padma Krishnatray

8 July, 2018

Hi Ravi, good luck, looking forward for the release.


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Joyce

7 July, 2018

A great project, wish you great success and perhaps more Sanskrit films in the future!


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Parameswaran T S

5 July, 2018

All the best for the release ! Waiting for it.


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Sangeeta Narayanaswamy

5 July, 2018

Good luck Ravi! I am sure this movie will do very well. Looking forward to watching it when it is out :)


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Kiran Babu

4 July, 2018

Keep it up


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Smita Samani

4 July, 2018

Great project- wishing you every success & invoking His grace & blessings!


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Babita

1 July, 2018

Best wishes to the Punyakoti team!


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Umesh

30 June, 2018

All the best to Ravi and Punyakoti's team.


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Bhupati Shukla

29 June, 2018

Shubhamastu


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Sreekanth K

29 June, 2018

Wish you the very best and great success in all your endeavours.


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Sindhu SK

29 June, 2018

Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavatnu